Sports  July 27, 2016
Bouchard in spotlight as Muguruza withdraws from Montreal
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada hits a return against Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic during day two of the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on in Montreal, Quebec, CanadaHomegrown hero Eugenie Bouchard reached the second round of the WTA hardcourt tournament in Montreal with a dramatic three-set victory Tuesday, lending a little star-power as the event lost French Open champion Garbine Muguruza.In her past two appearances at her home event, Bouchard had failed to win a match.But this time she gave fans what they wa...  Full Story
Australia installs kangaroo at Olympic village in dig at mayor
Banners of Australia are displayed at the apartments for the Australian Olympic team during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, on July 24, 2016Australia's Olympic delegation, which refused to move into its Rio apartments due to a spate of problems, took a dig at the city's mayor by arriving at the complex with a kangaroo in tow.After the delegation complained of blocked toilets and leaky pipes over the weekend, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, who has repeatedly found himself on the defensive over...  Full Story
Ichiro inches closer to 3,000th hit
Ichiro Suzuki #51 of the Miami Marlins gets his 2997th career hit during the eighth inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park in Miami, FloridaIchiro Suzuki moved within three hits of his 3,000th Major League Baseball hit on Tuesday with a one-for-five performance at the plate in the Miami Marlins' 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.The 42-year-old Marlins outfielder had already etched a piece of baseball history in June, when he took his total of professional hits past Pete Rose's fa...  Full Story
Arsenal defender Mertesacker ruled out of MLS All-Star game
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker will be out for a few months with the knee injury that prevented him from joining the GunnersArsenal defender Per Mertesacker will be "out a few months" with the knee injury that prevented him from joining the Gunners' North American tour, manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday.In a press conference looking ahead to Thursday's Major League Soccer All-Star Game in San Jose, where Arsenal will take on a collection of the North American league's ...  Full Story
Golf star Ko hungers for Rio Games success
World number one Lydia Ko of New Zealand Ko is the strong favourite for the womenWorld number one Lydia Ko grew up thinking the Olympics were an impossible dream, so she won't let anything -- even the Zika virus threat -- stop her chasing glory in Rio.Golf is returning to the Olympics after a 112-year absence and the 19-year-old New Zealander believes she can take in three Games before giving up, and who knows maybe turning to ...  Full Story
Five Facts About Rio Olympic Golf
The trophy won by George Lyon of Canada at the 1904 Olympics, the last time golf featured at the Games Five things about golf at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics:+ Zika virus fears decimated the men's field as more than 20 golfers who could have come to Rio withdrew, including world number one Jason Day of Australia, second-ranked US Open champion Dustin Johnson, third-ranked Jordan Spieth and number four Rory McIlroy.Sweden's fifth-ranked Henrik Stenson...  Full Story
Caribbean Premier League eyes US ahead of T20 games
The CPL features franchises from Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis and includes international players like West Indies star Chris GayleThe first ever Caribbean Premier League games in Florida could be the launchpad for the United States to have its own T20 cricket franchise, organisers of the tournament said.The six games being held at Lauderhill in South Florida from Thursday to Sunday are the first time that the CPL has branched out from its island bases to the United States.The...  Full Story
Golf gets in the way of Bubba's Olympic experience
The 37-year-old American golfer Bubba Watson will be part of golfTwo-time Masters champion Bubba Watson is more excited about the chance to be an Olympian than he is about the opportunity to win a gold medal at the Rio Olympics.The 37-year-old American will be part of golf's return to the Olympic lineup after a 112-year absence and he wants a chance to boost the sport's global appeal."A gold medal is not really ...  Full Story